It really is the dead of winter in Ruby Lake when a party becomes an invitation to murder for Birds & Bees owner Amy Simms . . .
No one ruffles Amy's feathers like Craig "The Gigolo" Bigelow. Not only has the two-timer returned to town, but his new girlfriend has invited Amy to a dinner party. And at Usher House of all places—legendary home to ghosts, freak accidents, and now, most horrifying of all, an ex-boyfriend and his fiancé. Regrettably, there are also sick ducks on the property that need attention. For a bird lover like Amy, it's fowl before pride.
When everyone becomes snowbound, Amy can't imagine the evening getting worse. Until a guest is found with a carving knife stuck in his chest. And he's not the first to call it a night. Now Amy's got till dawn to go hunting for a killer—before someone else ends up a dead duck . . .
Praise for J.R. Ripley's Beignets, Brides and Bodies
"Appealing . . . A clever, amusing cozy." —Publishers Weekly
"Ripley's entertaining second series outing is a tasty option for foodie mystery fans." —Library Journal